The past two weeks have seen charities from Sheffield and Keighley receiving PetSafe® toys for Christmas. This week Carla Lane Animals In Need and their incredible team in Liverpool received a PetSafe® Christmas hamper for the amazing work they do for vulnerable animals.
Over the past year, the efforts of the charity have resulted in over 1000 animals being given the love and support they need. They have everything from kittens to turkeys in their care, and on Christmas day will be hosting 230 animals in need for dinner (now that’s a lot of mouths to feed!).
When we arrived at the sanctuary we were greeted by Caroline Cassidy, one of the trustees who has been part of the team for an amazing 17 years. In true Christmas spirit the boxes of toys were brought in and placed underneath the Christmas tree ready to be unwrapped by the current furry residents. The sanctuary has roughly 35 dogs and 35 cats in their care, and we wanted to make a difference by bringing them a little Christmas cheer.
The team at Carla Lane Animals In Need have had a productive year and have recently completed their brand new Special Care Unit. This means that they are now able to bring a vet onto the premises to provide care without having to take their animal’s offsite.
Their love and affection for animals in need is so heart-warming, with no effort too great. We witnessed a young kitten being syringe fed after being found in a local’s back garden. As well as looking after their permanent residents, they also open their doors to short-term boarding whilst their owners are away.
And this care doesn’t stop within their four walls.
Carla Lane Animals In Need is at the forefront of the fight against Breed Specific Legislation, working with owners to protect their pitbulls from being seized due to their breed. The legal fees and emotional trauma imposed on those fighting to keep their pets is very distressing for owners, therefore Carla Lane set up Pink’s Memorial Fund for donations in order to support this worthwhile cause.
We are extremely proud to witness the love and care that goes into this wonderful place and would like to thank all the people who voted for them in our Paws For Thought campaign. It enabled PetSafe® to meet and award yet another great charity!